follow Dictionary.com

Do you know ghouls from goblins and ghosts?

Chester

[ches-ter] /ˈtʃɛs tər/
noun
1.
a city in Cheshire, in NW England: only English city with the Roman walls still intact.
2.
a city in SE Pennsylvania.
3.
Cheshire (def 3).
4.
former name of Cheshire (def 1).
5.
a male given name: from a Latin word meaning “camp.”.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for Chester

Chester

/ˈtʃɛstə/
noun
1.
a city in NW England, administrative centre of the unitary authority of Cheshire West and Chester, on the River Dee: intact surrounding walls; 16th- and 17th-century double-tier shops. Pop: 80 121 (2001) Latin name Deva
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for Chester

Cestre (1086), from Old English Legacæstir (735) "City of the Legions," from Old English ceaster "Roman town or city," from Latin castrum "fortified place" (see castle (n.)). It was the base of the Second Legion Adiutrix in the 70s C.E. and later the 20th Legion Valeria Victrix. But the town's name in Roman times was Deoua (c.150 C.E.), from its situation on the River Dee, a Celtic river name meaning "the goddess, the holy one."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for Chester

Many English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for Chester

0
0
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with Chester